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Rogers Will Stay

Nov. 30, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame head coach Bob Davie has one less than thing to worry about.

One member of his coaching staff confirmed that he would stay at Notre Dame, despite the rumors.

Offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers withdrew his name from consideration for the head coaching position at Rutgers University.

Rogers met with Rutgers athletic director, Bob Mulcahy, after the Notre Dame-Rutgers game on Nov. 18.

“I called Bob today and took my name out of the running,” Rogers said on Wednesday night. “I’m happy at Notre Dame. I think we’ve got something great going and I’m really looking forward to the future.”

Rogers is in the midst of his second season as the Irish offensive coordinator. In 2000, the Irish finished ranked 14th nationally in rushing, averaging about 214 yards per game. Notre Dame also ranked 17th in passing efficiency.

Rogers is just one of Notre Dame’s assistant coaches involved in the rumor mill. Receivers coach Urban Meyer is listed as a frontrunner for the head position at Bowling Green. Meyer did meet with Bowling Green representatives earlier this fall.